DAILY CATHOLIC for 

October 5, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time
RESPECT LIFE MONTH
THURSDAY
volume 11, no. 191
October 5, 2000
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Appreciation for the First Commandment of God
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the sixth of a multi-part installment on the First Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the First Commandment sets in order the importance of worshipping only the Almighty - Three Persons in One God: "I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me." Today we continue our multi-installment series on the First Commandment, treating the Sins Against Hope and Charity and how we need to be aware of the dangers of despair in sins against Hope, and hatred, envy, sloth, and scandal in sins against Charity. All must guard themselves against these sins by placing God first in fulfillment of the First Commandment. For the 200th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


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      THURSDAY'S
      LITURGY
      :


      First Reading: Job 19: 21-27
      Psalms: Psalm 27: 7-9, 13-14
      Gospel Reading: Luke 10: 1-12
    For the readings and meditations for today and tomorrow, see DAILY LITURGY
    The DAILY WORD
    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest. Go. Behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves."

    Luke 10: 2-3

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Saint Faustina Kowalska    Today is the 62nd anniversary of the death of the holy Polish nun and messenger for the Devotion to Divine Mercy Saint Faustina Kowalska. Born on August 25, 1905 in in the village of Glogowiec, west of the city of Lodz in Poland, she was called to the religious life and a special mission as the "Apostle of Mercy." All that Our Lord imparted to her was recorded and published in her diary, "Divine Mercy in My Soul". Like Christ, she died at the age of 33 on this date in the Krakow convent of her order. After her death her cause was introduced to the Congregation for the Cause of Saints and it was left to a fellow Pole - Pope John Paul II to carry it out by beatifying her on Divine Mercy Sunday in 1993 and canonizing her seven years later, also on Divine Mercy Sunday, as she officially became the "first saint of the new millennium." It is most appropriate she has that honor for the messages she conveyed from Jesus are particularly applicable to these times when the world is so badly in need of God's Infinite Mercy. The same year the Holy Father raised her to the status of blessed, he chose the day of her birth to release his tenth encyclical on the "Spendor of Truth" - Veritatis Splendor. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES


    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTrue liberalism is intended to seek the truths of God

       They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

      " Submission is one of the deepest needs of the human heart. After a century and a half of false liberalism, in which it was denied that anything is true, and that it makes no difference what you believe, the world reacted to totalitarianism. It grew tired of its freedom, just as children in progressive schools grow tired of their license to do whatever they please. Freedom fatigues those who want to shirk responsibility. Then it is they look for some false god into whose hands they can throw themselves, so they will never have to think or make decisions for themselves. Nazism, Fascism, and Communism came into being during the twentieth century, as a reaction against false liberalism. "
    33 DAYS
    to Defend Life
    and pray that there will be
    No more Blood and Gore!!

       We encourage you to go to the Pro-Life links below to keep up to date on the great battle between life and death - the Sanctity of Life vs. the culture of death led by pro-abort candidates and those who would advance immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

    Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life

    The Gospa's message for September Monthly Medjugorje Message for September 2000

      NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit. For Our Lady's message for September and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 185
    September 25
    Saints. Michael, Gabriel
    and Raphael, Archangels

    2 SATURDAY     no. 186
    September 30
    Saint Jerome
    Doctor of the Church

    3 SUNDAY     no. 180
    October 1
    26th SUNDAY
    St. Therese of Lisieux
    4 MONDAY     no. 188
    October 2
    Feast of the
    Guardian Angels

    5 TUESDAY     no. 189
    October 3
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 190
    October 4
    Feast of Saint
    Francis of Assisi

    7 THURSDAY     no. 191
    October 5
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

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